As a leader, Pastor Paul Cannings is highly regarded for his boldness, innovation and vision. As a church pastor, he is well respected for his passion for the cause of Christ and the local church, and for preaching messages that change mindsets and ministries.
Pastor Cannings is most loved for being the a man of the Word – a pastor who loves God and people from all walks of life.
Pastor Cannings and his wife Everette are passionate about seeing all people find Jesus as their Saviour, gain a revelation of their value in Him and rise up to make a stand for justice on the earth.
Dr. Cannings holds a Doctorate in Philosophy/Theological Studies in Religion & Society from Oxford Graduate School in Dayton, Tennessee and a Masters Degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.
He is the author of numerous books, including “Give Fear A Knock Out Punch”, “Making Your Vision A Reality” and “Leadership Training Manual”. Dr. Cannings can be heard daily on KHCB 105.7FM, OnePlace.com and on My20 TV in Houston.
Dr. Cannings and his wife Everette are the parents of two adult sons, Paul Jr., and Pierre who are married to Tanisha and Monica respectively; with five grandchildren.
In July of 1993 Living Word Fellowship Church was organized and the vision becomes reality. The first service is held at Hoffman middle school in January of 1994.
ORDINATION OF DEACONS & ELDERS
In the Spring of 1995 the leadership structure is solidified with the ordination of 6 deacons and 3 elders.
Ground breaking ceremonies for our present worship site is held on January 10, 1999. A motorcade prcessional is driven from the Northwest Freeway location to our new site. Dr. Martin Hawkins of Oak Clif Bible Fellowship is guest speaker.
The first service in our new building is held in January, 2000. Events during the year include the opening of ABC Word Academy & membership into the Houston Bible Churches Association.